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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
155,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1999 Ford Explorer accessories - interior problems

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1999 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 102011

Explorer LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles


I bought the vehicle off of a family friend who had already replaced all of the interior and exterior door handles once and they seemed to work just fine....until the back left passenger door stopped opening from the inside. This was not a big deal because it was the back seat, and even when someone unknowingly pulled the handle and it easily snapped in two it was manageable. Then the driver's side window stopped working and a few weeks later the door stopped opening from the outside. A little more inconvenient, but I could lean through the back door and open it from the inside. When I parked the vehicle one evening and went to exit and the door wouldn't open from the inside, I was a little irked. Considering I had a broken foot and had to climb across and out of the passenger side, this was a major problem, as well as embarrassing. After getting turned away by several mechanics and even getting into a scuffle with one who tried to fix it, gave me a $600 estimate, and then left my door in pieces and wouldn't close all the way, I had to go to a junkyard and just get a door similar in color to mine. Finally, after months of aggravation, a solution. Just when I though it was over, the passenger side door has now stopped opening from the inside, and when a friend didn't know and tried to open it, it easily snapped in two as well. The vehicle runs pretty well, other than horrible gas mileage, but with all the problems I have had with the doors, THIS IS MY FIRST AND LAST FORD!

- , Johnson City, TN, USA

problem #2

Jul 162010

Explorer XLT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

just bought the ford off a "friend" (was thinking she could have told me some of the problems that she had w/ it!!!!!

i'm starting to find a bunch of "little" petty things "wrong" with it! it is mostly a pain in the ass feeling but really why so many little problems with ONE vehicle??!!! ughhhhhhhhh

if anyone knows how to fix the door wont open for you on the inside ,i greatly appreciate it!!!! :/

- , Unionville, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 102010

Explorer XLT AWD 5.0L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles

I caught this before I drove it off the lot. Both pass and driver side doors would not open from inside and it feels the the back driver inside/outside door handles are gonna go too. The handles inside and out just feel very cheap and lightweight to me. This is a huge problem bc you cant get out or they cant get you out of the car esp in a fiery wreck...I see a lawsuit in the future.

- , Sedalia, MO, USA

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